country about war, about taxes, about spending. you know, so, when you narrow the choices that the american people have as to who's going to serve in congress, in the house or senate, you're really undermining the whole democratic system. and i don't know if you noticed this example just the other day. bill bolling, the lieutenant governor of virginia, decided not to run, you know, for governor, because he knew that he could not win in a primary against the more conservative attorney general. so, it really happens. utah, when robert bennett was running for re-election, 2,000 of the people who voted in a republican convention in a state of 3 million people were able to keep him off the ballot in november. you know, there's something really seriously wrong with that. >> so, what's the simplest explanation, the clearest explanation for why the ideologues, the folks who don't want to compromise, the hardliners, can control the primary process? what's the reason behind that?